Vintage Ethiopian Coin Silver Coptic Cross with Birds (E305YBL) $75


H: 2.5”  W: 1.625″ | FREE SHIPPING!

This heavy vintage pendant  is beautifully crafted with elegant symmetry and curved pleasing designs. Two stylized birds under the circular portion at the top artistically and spiritually transform the Cross into a tree and the bottom section is a tri-partite design with triangular finials on the lower three arms containing circles –  protective eyes to bring personal blessings and deflect misfortune. It is centered with a Maltese Coptic cross with flared even-sized arms.  The chain necklace is not included.




No other region has produced the quantity, quality, and diversity as the Christian-cross from the Ethiopian-Highlands in Africa, an area renowned for having accepted Christianity early in its history and its fine African-art and metalwork. This Coptic-Cross pendant features Two stylized birds under the top circular portion artistically and spiritually transform the Cross into the Tree of Life associated with the beginning of human and end of time, provided wood for the True Cross and will appear at the time of humanity’s return to paradise and the unique lineage of the Ethiopian people to the biblical Queen of Sheba. The triangular finials on arms represent the Trinity and also contain an etched circle symbolizing protective eyes that bring personal blessings to the wearer and deflect misfortune, repel evil forces and harm and avert the “evil eye.” The center of the pendent is a Shoa or Maltese Coptic cross with flared even sized arms. Made using the lost-wax technique using coin silver with an attached suspension-loop, this African-jewelry cross with fine patina is a one-of-a-kind work of African-art. This cross is part of the Spiritual-and-Inspirational Collection of Christian-Art and Religious-Jewelry.

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Additional information

Place of Origin



Antique/Vintage (1910-1980)



Materials and Technique

Coin silver

Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 2. 56” Width: 1. 625”

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 6. 5 cm Width: 4.13 cm


1 oz

Weight Metric

28.35 gr


Very good, patina and wear consistent with age and use

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